I ordered an 08 Raleigh Detour Deluxe (see link in sig line) and while i wait for it to come in i'm gathering up the other pieces i want to add to it to make it my dream bike. (new pedals, a bell, i'm going to sew myself some custom panniers/frame bag)
I'm interested in 'combo' pedals that are SPD on one side and platforms on the other. 99% of my riding is done in riding shoes. i love the feel of clipless pedals. i have them on my mountain bike and on my current road bike, i even tried to talk my SO into putting them on her 'comfort' bike. but this new bike is supposed to be the best in versitility so i'm looking at combo pedals.
the Shimano PM-D324 seems to be the standard, with a few other makers selling knockoffs at a lower price.
♣ Does anyone ride with these types of pedals?
♣ Are they easy to clip into (or are they constantly upside down)?
♣ Are they comfortable to use as both platforms and clipless?
♣ If I'm a hardcore clipless fanatic am i ever going to ride in 'regular' shoes again?
Any input that people who have used these types of pedals want to add would be appreciated.